Ukraine Reported: Panorama of Perspectives from Europe (Kyiv Media Hub event)

Kyiv Media Hub is a series of monthly events and networking activities in the framework of “The Europe-Ukraine Desk” project. These events are aimed at bringing together Ukrainian journalists and their foreign colleagues to discuss professional topics related to journalistic work in Ukraine, share experiences, and create opportunities for collaboration.

On May 12, the series opened with a panel discussion “Ukraine Reported: Panorama of Perspectives from Europe” and focused on different aspects of reporting for European media outlets from Ukraine. The invited speakers discussed the following questions:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities of reporting on Ukraine for European media outlets?
  • How does the European media coverage of Ukraine in the last year differ from that of Ukrainian media?
  • What can journalists learn from each other to improve their reporting and provide a more nuanced picture of the country at war and its developments?
  • How can cross-border collaboration enhance the quality and diversity of reporting on Ukraine?

Invited speakers:

  • Vladyslav Golovin, a freelance journalist at Forbes Ukraine, fixer and translator;
  • Anastasia Vlasova, a Ukrainian photojournalist, notable for her coverage of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and the War in Donbass;
  • Isobel Koshiw, a former Ukraine correspondent for the Guardian, previously worked on investigations into transnational crime and corruption for international publications;
  • Olivia Kortas, Kyiv Correspondent for Die Zeit, Olivia has experience of reporting from twenty different countries, mostly on politics, international affairs and the consequences of globalisation.

Moderation by Anna Myroniuk, the head of investigations at the Kyiv Independent who has written for New York Times, Washington Post, Coda Story, and OCCRP.